Optima Pharma has joined the international organization LyoHUB, a platform dedicated to industrial pharmaceutical freeze drying. As a member of this platform, Optima Pharma is joining forces with other companies to work on the future of freeze-drying processes.
Matrox Imaging of Montreal has announced its Matrox Professional Services (MPS) offering. Backed by Matrox applications engineers and the Matrox Vision Squad — a team of high-level vision professionals — MPS is said to offer in-depth support to customers, helping to recommend best methods and practices, and guide customers through their vision project development.
Surrey, BC-based E.B. Horsman & Son (EBH) has announced the acquisition of Measurement & Controls Ltd. (MCL) headquartered in Calgary. EBH acquired the MCL brand, assets, and contracts effective October 1, 2018.
Festo has acquired Fabco-Air of Gainesville, FL, a manufacturer of pneumatic automation components. The acquisition is the latest in a series of investments to support sales growth in North America. Fabco-Air’s NPT pneumatic cylinders are used on new machinery and systems and as replacement components.
Vortex has announced the acquisition of Kasa Fab, a custom metal fabrication and manufacturing company. Located in Salina, Kansas, Kasa Fab was a division of Kasa Companies, which includes Kasa Controls & Automation, IntelliFinishing and Kasa Anlagen.
Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany-based Dürr has completed the previously announced acquisition of the industrial environmental technology business of the U.S. company Babcock & Wilcox as of October, 5th, 2018. The transaction is said to create one of the leading global providers of air pollution and noise control technologies offering companies from all industries a broad range of solutions for tightening emissions regulations worldwide.
Irving Oil and Saint John Emergency Measures Organization officials have said four workers were treated at the Saint John Regional Hospital for minor injuries after an explosion at the Saint John, NB, Irving refinery on October 8, according to the CBC. Flames were sent shooting an estimated 30 metres high and left a plume of black smoke billowing over the city’s east side for hours.
Festo Group based in Esslingen, Germany, has appointed Oliver Jung as the family-owned global automation company’s new Chairman of the Management Board, effective Nov 1. Jung brings to Festo a wealth of experience from major internationally operating family-owned companies.